A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bd4e. Unique identifier: us7000bd4e. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 21:00:02 / August 19, 2020 @ 9:00 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 167.8326 East, latitude -18.304 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:00:02 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km SW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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